Alvaro Barnuevo

Alvaro Barnuevo

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Associate RigPro Specialist

Alvaro joined in the spring of 2022 as an Associate RigPro Specialist. He is a Yacht and Powercraft Design graduate, with previous project management experience on super yachts and as a technician. Alvaro joins RigPro to further develop his skills and knowledge within the marine industry.

Manuel Garcia del Cid Vargas

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Associate RigPro Specialist

Manuel joined the Group in 2022 as a Parts Specialist to assist the Project Management Department. He has over 5 years of expertise in the yachting industry and a background in Naval Architecture.

His enthusiasm for the world of sailing drives him to continue learning and growing in order to become a well-established professional in this field.

Manu enjoys water sports such as surfing and kite surfing in addition to sailing.

Jana Baxter

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Project Administrator

Jana joined RigPro Europe in the summer of 2022 to assist within the administration department. She is a Law graduate with a passion for analysis and research and hopes to develop these skills as part of the team. Jana also has a strong interest within the world of sailing, she has sailed around the UK, and most recently sailed double handed from Southampton to Mallorca. Her dedication to her work and enthusiasm for learning new skills, along with her academic background, makes her an asset to all departments.

Candela Delfino

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Project Administrator

Candela joined RigPro Europe at the end of 2021 as Project Administrator. She is a recent Business Administration and Management graduate and has learned the fundamentals of accounting with her audit experience. Candela has a multicultural background having lived in different countries throughout her life, which has broadened her teamworking skills. Candela is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan and is learning German.

Giovanni Buono

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Associate RigPro Specialist

Equipped with a wide variety of experience in the industry, having worked as a technical supervisor, sailor and captain of both pleasure and race yachts, Giovanni joined RigPro in 2021 to help with the management of projects and customers’ requirements. Highly qualified, with a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, he also has a burning passion for sailing, having been a keen sailor since childhood.

Russell Whitworth

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RigPro Specialist and Project Manager

With a strong, wide-ranging skillset, Russell joins us equipped with 20 years’ experience in the industry. From working as crew to owning and operating an independent rigging business for over a decade, he has built a long-standing working relationship with RigPro—completing refits, new builds, and repairs alongside our team of service professionals on projects like Hetairos and My Song.

His 250k+Nm and years of inshore and offshore racing with some of the world’s most eminent Yachts and Superyachts – including Sydney to Hobarts, Caribbean 600s, Middle Sea Races, Fastnets, and Transatlantic races – make him a fantastic asset to the team. Continuing his face-to-face work with members of the industry he’ll be assisting in all areas of RigPro’s service offering.

Jamie Webster

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Assistant Project Manager

Jamie joined the RigPro Europe team in 2020 as an Assistant Project Manager. Having grown up sailing and gone on to work as engineer on prestigious sailing superyachts, Jamie is well equipped to understand our clients needs. His knowledge of superyacht systems means he is able to assist in offering a well-integrated approach to yacht service

Thomas Elmore

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Service Designer

Thomas (Tom) joined the RigPro team in 2020, after moving to Europe from New Zealand. He has a background in mechanical engineering and joined the RigPro team with close to 5 years’ experience in composite and mechanical design at Southern Spars NZ. Thomas has experience with mast and boom laminate design, global rig analysis, as well as mechanical and hydraulic systems. He has a passion for sailing and brings this enthusiasm to his design work at RigPro.

Anais Raices

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Project Administrator

Anais joined RigPro in mid-2019, first working for the Valencia office as an administrative assistant and later on joining RigPro Palma as Project Administrator. She has a background in office administration in different fields and organizations in Venezuela, the US and Spain, including healthcare facilities, academic institutions and the tourism industry. Anais speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and is highly oriented to teamwork and collaboration, working closely with the Project Managers and the finance team to facilitate customer support and satisfaction

 

Andrew James

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Service Designer

Andrew joined RigPro in 2018, he is a highly skilled design engineer with six years of experience in rig and rigging design engineering. Before joining RigPro Andrew was the lead rig designer in Southern Spars Cape Town. He is proficient in AutoCAD and SolidWorks and he is also an avid sailor